Is my body just slowly falling apart?

I’m 33 years old and have never had an ache in my life. I was heavily in karate between the ages of 10 and 14, and after that, pretty much did NOTHING until I was about 27. I started getting into running, but very very slowly… since then, I’ve been running on and off – when I say running, I mean light jogging. Nothing competitive. However, despite the ‘lightness’ of my activity, I have managed to: fracture my toe, and develop severe tendonitis in the knee (Runner’s Knee? How the hell did that happen when I’m not really serious about it?!). This put me off running until I turned 30 when I tried getting back into it again. This time, hip injury (joy). Off running again. Got pregnant. Had a baby. And at 32, I went back into running again and decided that I need to strengthen myself in order to actually go through with it. I managed almost a year… with shin splints! My shin splints are now so bad that the GP said "NO MORE RUNNING". OK, so I’ve stopped. I then hired a personal trainer to get me stronger. I thought that maybe my muscles are so weak as I never do any strength training. Now, 4 weeks into training with weights at the gym, I have developed a pain in my right shoulder and my left wrist. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! Am I just prone to injury? Am I never allowed to do any sports?! I’ve even tried low impact activities such as yoga… I injured my elbow. Is there something wrong with me? Do I have arthritis or something that I don’t know about? I feel like my body is falling apart and I am envious of people who can just pick a sport and go for it. This has really really been a depressing journey into trying to have an active and fit lifestyle. Any advice?!

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